Alion face Everton at the Amex today. Carlos Acosta Juckes looks at what to expect.

Q – What is Everton´s form?

Everton are currently 19th in the table, one point away from safety with only four games left to play. Only two points out of the last 15 possible and have not won a game since March when they beat Brentford.

Q – Away record?

The Toffees' away record has been disappointing as their last and only win this season came in October against Southampton. Eight more draws and losses to add to the record.

Q – Games remaining?

Four “finals” for the Evertonians. Brighton, Manchester City, Wolves and their last game of the season against Bournemouth.

Q – Who´s the top goalscorer?

Dwight McNeil tops the chart with five goals. A rate of 0.16 goals per game.

Q – Who´s the top assister?

Alex Iwobi ranks first with six assists. The former Arsenal player averages 0.18 assists per game, however, he is miles away from the second highest assister who stands on two.

Q – Injuries?

Amadou Onana will be fit and available as he missed their last game against Leicester due to illness. Seamus Coleman will not be in the squad after suffering a knee ligament injury during the last fixture. Ben Godfrey will also be missing the game due to a groin injury. Andros Townsend and Ruben Vinagre are unavailable.

Q - Previous clashes?

The teams have met each other 11 times in the Premier League. Everton have beaten the Seagulls on five occasions. However, Albion have won the last two - both at Goodison Park. Everton were 2-0 victors at the Amex early last season.


• Everton have scored the least goals in the Premier League (27) and the second least goals (12) in away games.

• Brighton have won 5 out of 7 Premier League games against relegation zone teams this season.

• Everton are winless in last 13 PL away games.

Sean Dyche said...

 “We area on the right track. I know we aren’t in the league table, but there was a lot of good in that performance. It showed a lot of the work we have been putting in.

“Statistically we know it's not. Yet, we gave a very thorough performance there. But it’s parked very quickly because it doesn’t guarantee the next one. We have to make sure we use it wisely, lock in all the positives but we have to go and deliver it again. It can’t just be once every few games, there has to be consistency.”